You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself…
In another place we read, "For vengeance is Mine, and I will repay." Wrest not God's sword therefore out of His hand, sit not down in His seat, nor make thyself a god, for fear of the end. Well, let Him go then, I will not avenge, but sure I will remember Him; forgive I may, but never forget, &c. See what followeth in the very next words of this verse, "Neither shalt thou be mindful of a wrong against the children of thy people." "Remembering," then, you see, is condemned as well as "avenging," and therefore it standeth you upon both to forgive and to forget, or else the Lord shall forget you out of His Book of Life. Nay, see more: all this is not yet enough, but we must "love also our neighbours, and that even as ourselves," or else we perish. For, "I am the Lord," saith the verse, that is, One that seeth and hateth and will smite thee in that strength that thou canst not resist nor endure. Foolish politic, think, then, of piety, and abhor that policy that devoureth piety and destroyeth thee. Thou canst not live ever, but must die, and come unto judgment.
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.